Thomas Keller, United States “100 Best Chefs”

Thomas Keller, United States “100 Best Chefs”

The first American featured on this list of best chefs, Thomas Keller grew up in South Florida working at the same Palm Beach restaurant where his mother worked. Keller moved to France in 1983 and found himself working at the Michelin-starred Guy Savoy and Taillevent...
Dieter Koschina, Portugal “100 Best Chefs”

Dieter Koschina, Portugal “100 Best Chefs”

For nearly 30 years, Dieter Koschina has headed up Vila Joya’s restaurant, earning it a Michelin star in 1995 and then a second in 1999 — and holding it for more than 20 years. Originally from Austria, Koschina was working as a sous chef at...
Normand Laprise, Canada “100 Best Chefs”

Normand Laprise, Canada “100 Best Chefs”

One of Quebec’s most famed chefs, Normand Laprise was sent to live on a farm as his mother recovered from an illness. He fell in love with farm-to-table cooking and decided to go to culinary school. Upon graduation, Laprise went to France to ensure he...
Nicolas Le Bec, China “100 Best Chefs”

Nicolas Le Bec, China “100 Best Chefs”

Attending hospitality school in Paris from the age of 13, Nicolas Le Bec got an early start in hotels and restaurants. Originally beginning as a baker, he edged his way into the kitchen as a cook. By 17, he took his chef’s knives and headed to New York...
Edouard Loubet, France “100 Best Chefs”

Edouard Loubet, France “100 Best Chefs”

Growing up in the French ski resort town of Val-Thorens, Edouard Loubet’s mother opened the town’s first restaurant. But this is not where Loubet first thought of cooking. Instead, he was often in the care of his grandparents, who taught him how...